Sat, Aug 16th, WACG, for our August meeting, had a great workshop on the business of being an artist. Amy Funderburk was our guest speaker. She was great, she was able to squeeze a huge amount of great information into the four hours. She was entertaining as well as informative.
The highlights of her presentation were:
1-you need to respect your art and yourself as an artist.
2- if you do not value your art, no one else will.
3- create a consistent professional personae for yourself as an artist.
4- always present yourself in a professional way.
5- put yourself out there.
6- be persistent - it takes an consistent effort to find the right outlet for your work.
7- follows the rules - both the specific ones for entering your art and the legal ones for handling your business.
8- take small steps to reach a large goal.
The response from the 20-sum people who attended was thumbs up all around. Thank you Amy for a wealth of info! Thank you Kate for putting the workshop together for the guild. And thanks to me for getting all of the refreshments together. Good job all around!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The Business of Art
Posted by Artist Jackie at 7:05 AM
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